Mert Celikin

Mert Celikin

Tel.: +1 (514) 228-6930
Fax: +1 (450) 929-8102

My research interests are focused on (i) advanced nanoscale materials characterization via transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic transmission electron microscopy (DTEM), (ii) in-situ monitoring of phase transformations in crystalline and amorphous materials, (iii) the study of nucleation and growth phenomena in materials used for aerospace/automotive industries and (iv) structure – property relationships in fibre optics (Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) and Fibre Amplifiers). As a scientist and researcher, I have always felt that the most productive research is to experience a greater understanding and enhancement of the general techniques that are used for solving problems. However, as scientists, we are often forced to make trade-off decisions between spending time developing a deeper understanding and using simplified models and creating quick fix practical implementations that are often situation specific.

My research work has always focused on bridging the gap between these two seemingly contrary cost targets and reliability. The solution to these problems is to develop new materials by engineering the structure and properties of materials.

Research Areas:

  • Structure-Property Relationships
  • Crystalline Nucleation and Growth
  • High Temperature Deformation Mechanisms
  • Crystallography and In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Advanced Processing and Characterization of Optical Fibres
  • Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy (DTEM) analyses of Fibre Bragg Gratings (FBG) and Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifiers (EDFA)


  • PhD in Materials Science (McGill University)
  • B.Sc. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Middle East Technical University)

Past Publications:

  • M. Celikin, M. Pekguleryuz, “The Role of α-Mn Precipitation on the Creep Mechanisms of Mg-Sr-Mn”, Materials Science and Engineering A, v. 556, p. 911-920, 2012
  • M. Celikin, A.A. Kaya, M. Pekguleryuz, “Microstructural investigation and the creep behavior of Mg-Sr-Mn alloys”, Materials Science and Engineering A, v. 550, p. 39-50, 2012
  • M. Celikin, A.A. Kaya, R. Gauvin, M. Pekguleryuz, “Effects of manganese on the microstructure and dynamic precipitation in creep resistant cast Mg-Ce-Mn alloys”, Scripta Materialia, v. 66 (10), p. 737-740, 2012
  • M. Celikin, A.A. Kaya, M. Pekguleryuz, “Effect of manganese on the creep behavior of magnesium and the role of α-Mn precipitation during creep”, Materials Science and Engineering A, v. 534, p. 129-141, 2012
  • M. Pekguleryuz, M. Celikin; “Creep resistance in magnesium alloys”, International Materials Reviews, v. 55, n. 4, p. 197-217, 2010
  • M. Celikin, F. Zarandi, D. Sediako, M.O. Pekguleryuz; “Compressive creep behaviour of cast magnesium under stresses above the yield strength and the resultant texture evolution”, CMQ, v. 48, n. 4, p. 419-432, 2009
  • M. Celikin, M. Pekguleryuz, “Dynamic Co-precipitation in Creep Resistant Mg-Sr-Mn-Ce Alloys: A Change in the Orientation of the Mg12Ce Phase”, Scripta Materialia, 2014 (to be submitted)
  • M.J. Sussman, M. Celikin, A. Yasin, G.P. Demopoulos, “Mesoporous Brookite Nanoplatelets with Superior Lithium-ion Intercalation Stability”, Nano Energy, 2014 (Submitted)
  • S. Ge, M. Celikin, M. Isac, R. Guthrie, “Mathematical Modeling and Microstructure Analysis of Al-Mg-Sc-Zr Alloy Strips Produced by Horizontal Single Belt Casting (HSBC)” ISIJ International, v.54, n.2, p.294-303, 2014
  • M. Bornapour, M. Celikin, M. Cerruti, M. Pekguleryuz, “Magnesium Implant Alloy with Low Levels of Strontium and Calcium: the Third Element Effect and Phase Selection Improve Bio-corrosion Resistance and Mechanical Performance”, Materials Science and Engineering C ,v.35, n.1, p.267-282, 2014
  • M.A. Gomez, G. Ventruti, H. Assaaoudi, M. Celikin, H. Putz, G.P. Demopoulos, “The Nature of Synthetic Basic Ferric Arsenate Sulfate (Fe(AsO4)1−x(SO4)x(OH)x) and Basic Ferric Sulfate (FeOHSO4): Their crystallographic, molecular and electronic structure with applications in the environment and energy”, RSC Advances, v.3, n.37, p. 16840-16849, 2013
  • M. Pekguleryuz, M. Celikin, M. Hosseini, A. Becerra, L. Mackenzie, M. Masoumi, “Study on edge cracking and texture evolution during 150˚C rolling of magnesium alloys: The effects of axial ratio and grain size”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, v. 510,n. 1, p. 15-25, 2012
  • M.A. Gomez, L. Becze, M. Celikin, G.P. Demopoulos, “The effect of copper on the precipitation of scorodite (FeAsO4.2H2O) under hydrothermal conditions: Evidence for a hydrated copper containing ferric arsenate sulfate-short lived intermediate”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 360, p. 508-518, 2011

NFL publications

Y. Zhou, M. Celikin, A. Camellini, G. Sirigu, X. Tong, L. Jin, K. Basu, X. Tong, D. Barba, D. Ma, S. Sun, F. Vidal, M. Zavelani-Rossi, Z. M. Wang, H. Zhao, A. Vomiero, and F. Rosei. Ultrasmall Nanoplatelets: The Ultimate Tuning of Optoelectronic Properties. Adv. Energy Mater., 2017, 1602728 (2017).
M. Celikin, D. Barba, B. Bastola, A. Ruediger, and F. Rosei. Development of regenerated fiber Bragg grating sensors with long-term stability. Optics Express, 24, 21897 (2016). (PDF).
Mert Celikin, a David Barba, Andreas Ruediger, Martin Chicoine, Francois Schiettekatte, and Federico Rosei. Co-mediated nucleation of erbium/silicon nanoclusters in fused silica. Journal of Materials Research, 30, 3003–3010 (2015). (PDF).
I. Concina, C. Manzoni, G. Grancini, M. Celikin, A. Soudi, F. Rosei, M. Zavelani-Rossi, G. Cerullo, A. Vomiero, Modulating Exciton Dynamics in Composite Nanocrystals for Excitonic Solar Cells, 6, and 2489–2495(2015). Modulating Exciton Dynamics in Composite Nanocrystals for Excitonic Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 6, 2489–2495 (2015). (PDF).